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About Me

I was raised Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite with German and Eastern European influences that shaped my palate. My own family enjoys heritage food, as well as vegetarian, plant-based, and global cultural cuisine. 

Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com


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February 14, 2018

This incredibly simple versatile pound cake is one I make over and over and comes from A+ Recipes from Hickory Hollow School, submitted by Michael Shank. 


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

1 Tablespoon vanilla

2 Tablespoo...

February 3, 2018

(I try to give proper credit to where my recipes come from as often as possible, but this is handwritten in my old composition book and I do not know where I got it from.)


1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons very warm water

1 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (NOT instant)


January 18, 2018

There are three different sets of ingredients for this cake, so be sure to read through the whole recipe to make sure you have everything you need. 

Ingredients for the cake:

2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa p...

October 23, 2017


1 Tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

1 medium-to-large onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups water

1 cup dried red lentils

3/4 teaspoon turmeric

3/4 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Serve over cooked basmati or jasmine rice and top with your choices...

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Mennonite/Brethren heritage food with a flare for vegetarian cuisine and a global palate 
Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com